Food of the Seventies, Chipsters

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kind of like a muncho chip but thicker and came in a box and boy did they taste good.
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Valerie Adcock - June 28, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember Chipsters very well. They came in a white box like for cereal and the picture on the front was a family of four in a hotair balloon. I loved them. I wish they were still around. Everytime I try to tell my husband about them he looks at me as if I am making it up. Now I can show him they were for real.
Lisa - June 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember chipsters! I used to love those things! Everyone I mention them to looks at me like I'm crazy, because they have never heard of them. I wish they would bring them back!
CHRISTMAS BREAK!!! - August 10, 2008 - Report this comment
There is a story that a company in Europe makes Chipsters now. The company is Belin. I am anxious to see if this is true.
Liz - November 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Glad to find people that remember Chipsters as fondly as I do. We used to eat the whole box at one sitting.....would love to have a box right NOW.
Andrew - January 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Chipsters were my favorite! I wish they were still available. Mmmmmmm. Were they not in a red box in the mid-70s?
Laura - January 23, 2009 - Report this comment
i loved chipsters please bring them back. they were in a red box in the 70s.
Laura - January 23, 2009 - Report this comment
The company that sells chipsters in Euorpe is called Abil Snacks
Mandy - April 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved them too! I wish they still made them. My husband doesn't remember them1
marianne - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I do not understand why they stopped making them. I loved them so much. WHHHHYYYYYYYYYY!!!!.....
Stella - May 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Were these the chips that were oval and about the size of the tip of your thumb?
Jill - May 23, 2009 - Report this comment
Had them in Italy 15 years ago...spelled there as Cipsters (no H) Ate them all through Rome
Darren - June 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Yep you can get Chipsters in most stores in France. Was working in France for a while and used to come back several pounds heavier after a Chipster excursion. You can but them online from NED - in fact I have just ordered 48 boxes - should keep me going for a couple of weeks:-)
Emily - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I've been searching EVERYWHERE for cipsters! I just got back from Rome and that was my favorite snack
Jacques - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
LOVE Chipsters, I get them whenever I go to France (about every other year). I would like to ask Darren for the web address of that NED store, so I can order some too.
tina - October 10, 2009 - Report this comment
chipsters i love them i am 43 still remember i would love to have them again please bring them back
Aileen - October 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I crave Chipsters all the time and haven't tasted one for 30 years. They were my all time favorite snack and haven't found anything that comes close! Bring them back!!!!
Chris O. - November 18, 2009 - Report this comment
Chipsters are made by Kraft foods -- I just bought some in Italy (Cipsters, the 'ci' makes 'ch' sound) and they are amazing! Am writing Kraft to bring these back to the USA.
Dawn A. - December 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Yes, I remember those chipsters! they were very good, but I dont remember them in a box. When we used to buy them when I was little, they were in a bag. They were really good with french onion dip! Please !!!!!!!!! bring them back!
Dawn A. - December 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I just found chipsters on the internet, and that is not the way I remember them. they were about the size of a corn curl but yellow and thin and long. they did not look like a regular potato chip.
Joyce - January 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been searching for chipsters FOREVER! The closest thing I have come across that tastes anything like them at all was a vegetable chip in a bag. (Sorry, can't remember the brand name). I remember them as being a yellowish, oval-shaped chip about an inch or so long. I was so surprised when I just happened to think about looking them up on the internet and found other people just like me.
Tim H - February 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Chipster's were made by Nabisco. They came in a box. The best chip ever made. Nabisco has discontinued these and have no plans on bringing them back. I wish they would. I can almost taste them. And Darren please post a link to NED website.
Crystal S. - March 04, 2010 - Report this comment
A couple of nights ago I was watching the Food Network channel where they had a story on hard to find foods that weren't available in the supermarkets. Chipsters wasn't mentioned but I am quite certain that it would still be availble. I rememer Chipsters as a kid and I loved them and I hope I would be able to taste them again
Carol - March 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Darren...PLEASE post that NED web site! I thought I was the only one who knew of and loved and missed Chipsters. I feel like I have found family even if I haven't found Chipsters...yet! Darren...please!
Jen - March 27, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG I loved Chipsters as a kid in the 70's! They were my and my Mom's fav snack chip. I found them again when I was in Italy a few years ago and brought some back for my Mom who was thrilled. They're packaged as Cipsters and they're exactly the same only I haven't been able to find a way to get them here in the US. Please help bring them back!
Jen - March 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Ok I found the NED link referred to earlier by Darren. It's a French website but does have English as option as well as will ship to and payments thru PayPal. It's
Pat - May 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to eat chipsters all the time and then I couldn't find them anymore. I remember the box and the bag. Somebody get Nabisco to start making them again... For Us!!!
Roxi - May 24, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG chipsters were my favorite snack when I was a teen. Oh I so hope I can get some at the NRD link, because I have looked every where for them. Hey lets all write Nabisco and request they bring them back.....Thanks Jen for the link...
Denise - July 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I FOUND THEM,I FOUND THEM...Here is the web sight. I just got done purchasing them..YAY ME..
Francesco - August 20, 2010 - Report this comment
You can buy them at SUPERMARKETITALY.COM They just got a new stock in!!!!
Denise - August 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I have bought from both websites and the chips are just alike. the packaging is a little different. but stated clearly on the side of each box says kraft foods. so if it says chipsters or cipsters, thay are the chips we remember from a long time ago. happy munching
Lori - September 15, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG!!!! Thank you Chipster Family for helping me find my beloved snack and sharing such a bond with the most awesomest chip ever made!!
Wanda - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Mary - December 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Can they be ordered?
Patrick - January 18, 2011 - Report this comment
The first time that I tried Chipsters was while stationed in Italy back in 1980. I loved them more than any potato chips! An off-base grocery store (owned by the grandparents of a local friend) sold "Cipsters." Same as the American Chipsters which I then started buying on base. I wish that Nabisco would bring them back!
Uma - February 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Popchips - closest thing that I have found!
Judy - March 02, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG, I am so excited! I have been searching for these old favorites for more than 30 years! My neighbor's mother used to always keep them stocked just for me. I thought I was the only one who remembered these and I cannot believe they were gone. I can't wait to order mine today!! Thanks, everyone, for the links!!
Kelly - March 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved those chips! I use to stare at the red box with the children in the hot air baloon and practically eat the whole box. They were delicious!
jodi - March 16, 2011 - Report this comment
there is a snack item they sell at sam's club that is called veggie straws. they are very similar except they are a square straw shape and they have tomato spinach and potato flavors in one bag. tomato and spinach are not a strong flavor the taste is very very similar to chipsters.
Cindy - April 07, 2011 - Report this comment
Just found a similar item at local Big Lots called Potato Straws by World Gourmet Marketing, Butler, NJ. As I was eating them I knew they tasted like a snack from my childhood, knew what they looked like but couldn't remember what they were called. Asked my husband and he knew right away, Chipsters! Brings back memories. Love them!
Susan - April 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I just got back from a trip to Paris and while strolling through a grocery market I saw a box that marked "Chipsters". I immediately bought them and tore into the box to taste them and much to my delight they were just like what I remembered my favorite snack of all times as many of you have described above. I have found a web site that has them and will ship to the USA. They are brand name "Belin" "Chipsters" and I am eating some now. YUM YUM!!!!!
Mary - April 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Loved Chipsters as achild and I wish Nabisco would bring them back.Every Chipster fan should write the company and ask them to.
Mary L - May 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Sure wish I had some Chipsters right now. I loved these chips when I was in high school. I could eat the whole box by myself. Wish I could find some in the US.
Danny - May 13, 2011 - Report this comment
Chipsters in a red box were great--a coke and chipsters were great
KK - July 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I LOVED Chipsters as a child. My parents would buy me a box when we went to the grocery store in rural NC in the early 70's. I have Not been able to find them any where in over 30 years. The closest thing I could find to the taste was the Munchos potato chips,but they were not the sames. However, just last night I discovered a product by Kelloggs that is called Cracker Chips. The picture on the box look similar to Chipsters only they are round instead of oblong the way I remember Chipsters. As I said before, it has been over 30 years, but these taste very much like the Chipsters I love.
Paul - August 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I agree with KK. Just had the kellogs cracker chips and they taste just like the chipsters i remember.
JustAskDavid - September 07, 2011 - Report this comment
You beat me to it - I started eating Special K Cracker Chips - they are exactly as I remember Chipsters to be - I keep telling everyone. Despite the diet part, my favorite chip is back!
Donna - September 12, 2011 - Report this comment
You can order "Cipsters" online at and they ship out of New Jersey! Just finished off a box at lunch today! They are indeed, the same Chipsters we all loved from the 70's! Available in France and Italy, now at least they can be ordered in the US. My favorite snack of all time! I see that one of my brothers and I are not the only ones who love them!
Dodi - September 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't wait to order, I too have looked forever for them or a replacement.
Dodi - September 29, 2011 - Report this comment
out of stock! what now?
Terri - October 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I just started looking on a whim under c for Chip or corn and found chipsters and now I know that I am not crazy!! I could only remember the hot air ballon and red box. I will order soon - thanks for all the posts of sharing. I feel like I'm a kid again!!!
Frank - November 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Just received three boxes from my son in Italy. They are made in Italy by Kraft Foods Italia and called CIPSTER, (CHIPSTERS), to us. Web site... They are really good. Thanks for the good old days.
Linda - December 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Sensible Portions Potato Straws Sea Salt. I find them in Walmart where the rice cakes are. They taste just like Chipsters. I was on vacation the first time I found them and my friend thought I was crazy because I went back and bought 4 bags because I didn't know if I'd be able to buy them at my local Walmart.
Lisa - June 05, 2012 - Report this comment
I am glad to know that others remember Chipsters, I was beginning to think I had dreamed these delicious chips, but I even remember where we went to buy them.....I'm going to try and order now!!!!!
Rebecca Figone - September 04, 2012 - Report this comment
If you are willing to pay for them... you can still get them. Kraft still manufactures them for Italy. Check out the snack sections of online Italian Grocers. Look for this name due to the language faux pas.... "CIPSTER" :)
YVONNE - September 18, 2012 - Report this comment
OMG - I have wanted these for years. Can TASTE THEM TOTALLY!!! Just ordered from Cannot wait until they arrive!! Why, Oh Why did the company stop making them?
helen - November 18, 2012 - Report this comment
you can buy chipsters from france same as in the 70's but after shipping its 25 euro which comes to 31 american dollars.
SER - June 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Nice! makes "All Natural Veggie Sticks" (mixed flavored bag with potato, spinach & tomato sticks - long, hollow rectangular tubes). Different shape but the yellow potato sticks in the bag taste JUST LIKE...Chipsters!!! Yummm!! They're distributed by Walgreens Co so probably available at Walgreen's drugstores. I live in NYC & bought them at a Duane Reade drugstore. My brother in ATL said he gets them at Costco (I think) or Whole Foods (not sure). Try them - I think you'll get your Chipsters fix! :)
jsw - August 20, 2013 - Report this comment
We just bought the All Natural Veggie Sticks yesterday at Sam's Club, and they do taste just like Chipsters.
RaspberryT - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
I ♥♥♥ Chipsters. They are to die for! Brings back good childhood memories. My sisters & I are addicted to this potato chip & now my son as well! It's sooo good, it should be illegal!!! ヅ After reading all your comments, I'm craving for some Chipsters. Gatta go buy me some now. Just have to mention also, those "veggie sticks" don't do it for me. They're not the same. I buy those too, but they don't satisfy like "THE" Chispter.
Carmen - January 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Chipsters. Like many others I can still taste them. I really miss these chips and really wish they would bring them back. I did find something similar in taste which is a vegy chip that I buy at Meijers but they are not Chipsters.
Michele - March 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Wow...I thought Chipsters may have been discontinued because no one liked them.... Chipsters are still my favorite snack of all time. I remember Chisters being in a white bag as Joyce described. Veggie Chips are the closes snack to Chipsters.....I miss you Chipsters. Thanks for the website!!!
Carol - May 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I miss and I totally loved Chipsters! My husband has no idea what they are. I could use a box of them right now. I get so nostalgic and think about the snacks I ate when I was a little girl. I could almost taste them. YUM, YUM!!!!
Helen - July 04, 2014 - Report this comment
I have often wondered what happened to chipsters. I really loved them when I was younger. In the 70's they did come in a box and was yellow and as long as a half finger and curvy. Veggy straws or chips do remind me of the taste of chipsters but not the same looks. I wish some company out there would find the recipe and make them again. Maybe in the 80's they came in a bag but I remember the box.
Regina Wilson - July 15, 2014 - Report this comment
"CHIPSTERS" loved them!! That was a along time ago, sure would love to get my hands on a bag of the real thing!
Alan h - September 15, 2014 - Report this comment
I lived in NJ, and my Uncle Jack was a flavor chemist w Nabisco. We would visit him every week, and he would open plain cellophane bags of new product for us to try. We loved Chipsters before they were even released!
wendy s. - November 07, 2014 - Report this comment
Try "Pop Chips", very similar. Gluten free and vegan if you care. Taste very similar.
Betty i - December 16, 2014 - Report this comment
Can These chips be found anywhere's I love them when I was a kid
Brenda R - March 25, 2015 - Report this comment
LOVED these as a kid in Ohio. My Grandmothrr would mark my name and my brothers name on our own box so we didn't have to share:) BRING THEM BACK!!!! miss them
Brian W - May 11, 2015 - Report this comment
There is a company called Belin in France, that makes them. You can get them on a website called, and they are EXACTLY like the ones when you were a kid!! Only catch is they are expensive because they have to ship them from overseas. For example I ordered 12 boxes and the cost of the chips was $35 and the freight was$55!....
Rhonda - August 21, 2017 - Report this comment
I cannot believe I stumbled upon this thread lol.. I honestly was starting to wonder if I'd dreamed these up. I vividly remember them from my childhood even though no one I've ever mentioned them to seems to have ever heard of them. Those little tiny potato petals had a really unique flavor and texture all their own. I loved them. The closest thing I've ever found in taste is the Sea Salt flavored garden Veggie Straws.. there are 3 colors in the bag and the yellow ones are pretty close to the taste of a Chipster. Thanks to the guys who left the links.. I'll definitely be ordering some!
sherry - January 16, 2018 - Report this comment
l remember these in the early 70s as I am 65 years old red box hot air ballon with people on board.The greatest snack ever made wake up Nabisco
Kim - March 15, 2020 - Report this comment
I remember these as a kid. The hot air balloon box is what I recall the most. Never a fan of regular potato chips but absolutely LOVED these! Wish they would bring them back.
Jo - September 01, 2020 - Report this comment
I definitely remember Chipsters and the hot air balloon on the box! The closest thing I’ve found to their taste are the Lays sea salt Poppables-not the same shape, but the flavor is close.
Becki Collins - October 04, 2020 - Report this comment
I wish I could upload a picture because I grow up looking at a photo of me holding a red box of them. Guess I liked them as a toddler.

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